National Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Year Award

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The Defensive Player of the Year Award is given annually to the National Lacrosse League player (not goaltenders) who is chosen as the best defensive player.

Past winners[edit]

Season Winner Team Win # Other finalists
2018 Graeme Hossack Rochester Knighthawks 1 Robert Hope, Colorado Mammoth
Kyle Rubisch, Saskatchewan Rush
2017 Jason Noble[1] Georgia Swarm 1 Graeme Hossack, Rochester Knighthawks
Steve Priolo, Buffalo Bandits
2016 Ryan Dilks[2] Saskatchewan Rush 1 Chris Corbeil, Saskatchewan Rush
Steve Priolo, Buffalo Bandits
2015 Kyle Rubisch[3] Edmonton Rush 4 Chris Corbeil, Edmonton Rush
Steve Priolo, Buffalo Bandits
2014 Kyle Rubisch[4] Edmonton Rush 3 Chris Corbeil, Edmonton Rush
Steve Priolo, Buffalo Bandits
2013 Kyle Rubisch[5] Edmonton Rush 2  
2012 Kyle Rubisch[6] Edmonton Rush 1  
2011 Pat McCready [7] Rochester Knighthawks 1  
2010 Sandy Chapman [8] Toronto Rock 1  
2009 Billy Dee Smith [9] Buffalo Bandits 1  
2008 Ryan Cousins [10] Minnesota Swarm 2  
2007 Ryan Cousins [11] Minnesota Swarm 1  
2006 Brodie Merrill [12] Portland LumberJax 1  
2005 Andrew Turner [13] Rochester Knighthawks 1  
2004 (Tie) Cam Woods [14] San Jose Stealth 1  
Taylor Wray Calgary Roughnecks
2003 Jim Moss Albany Attack 1  
2002 Pat Coyle Toronto Rock 1  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR". NLL.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2016 NLL Season Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony". NLL.com. September 27, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2015 NLL Season Awards & Hall Of Fame Ceremony". NLL.com. September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "League announces 2014 Season Award winners". NLL.com. September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rush's Rubisch wins Defensive Player of the Year Award". NLL.com. May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rush's Rubisch wins Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Shattler, McCready, & Vinc Honored". NLL.com. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  8. ^ "Merrill, Chapman, & Vinc Win Yearly Awards". NLL.com. May 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  9. ^ "Defense, Transition & Goaltender Awards". NLL.com. May 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  10. ^ "Cousins Named Edge Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  11. ^ "Cousins Named Defenseman of the Year". NLL.com. May 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  12. ^ "Merrill Wins Belmont.com Defensive Player of the Year". NLL.com. May 2, 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  13. ^ "Turner Named Sportsbook.com Defensive Player". NLL.com. May 3, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  14. ^ "Wray & Woods Split Defensive Award". NLL.com. April 27, 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-12.